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M/V Delfin II Amazon River Cruise, Iquitos, Peru
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The Ship
The M/V Delfin II, launched in March 2009, has a total of fourteen suites, including ten large guest suites, four of which are interconnecting to accommodate families, and four master suites with king beds and 180-degree panoramic windows.
M/V Delfin II exploring the remote tributaries of the upper Amazon River.
The M/V Delfin II is a three-deck, steel-hulled, river boat built in 2009. Due to her very shallow draft (8.25 feet), she provides travelers with a comfortable, yet adventurous, way to visit the remote tributaries of the upper Amazon. Small motor launches take passengers on excursions to remote tributaries and lakes.

The master suites measure 233 square feet, and the suites measure 200 square feet. Six suites have twin beds that can be converted into king beds, and four suites have king beds. All of the suites provide the comfort of world-class accommodations, yet maintain the spirit of casual and refined elegance. Triple rooms are not available for three adults. Rollaway beds can be provided for children under 12 years of age. Children must be at least seven years of age.

The dining room on the upper deck has a total of four highly trained chefs to assure that all menu items are individually prepared. The observation deck, bar, entertainment center, library and special hammock sun deck are perfect gathering places for guests to share the thrill and adventure of an Amazon cruise.

The vessel features artwork by Peru's leading contemporary artists, many of them indigenous, and guests may purchase any work of art that strikes their fancy, and the staff will ship it to their home for them. The boutique also features art and crafts from local, indigenous people, and purchasing their crafts helps to support them and the concept of sustainable eco-tourism.


Climate

NOTE: The weather in Iquitos is warm and humid with average high temperatures of 95°F and lowest temperatures of 70°F.
The dry season is from May to November.
The wet season is from December to April.
The seasons feature particular differences in the plant and animal life as well as in the climate. All activities are subject to change due to weather conditions and time of year. River and tributary levels may vary and thus navigation times and excursions may need to be modified at the captain's discretion.


Clothing & Necessities

Bring comfortable, soft-soled shoes, light weight pants and long-sleeved tops, hat, sun glasses, lightweight rain gear, sunscreen, mosquito repellant, BINOCULARS, camera and spare batteries. Don't forget to include some items that you can give away to the locals (T-shirts, pens and paper are especially prized).


Dining Room, M/V Delfin II Observation Deck, M/V Delfin II
Dining Room - 2nd Deck
Observation Deck - 3rd Deck

Specfications

Built in: Iquitos, Peru
Year: 2009
Type of vessel: River vessel
Port of embarkation: City of Nauta
Vessel's Registry: Perú
Length: 135 feet (41 mts)
Beam: 32 feet (9.30 mts)
Draft: 8.25 feet (2.25mts)
Capacity: 28 passengers + 2 Tour Conductors (bunk bed cabin)
Generators: 2 Caterpillar - 55KW each (encapsulated for noise reduction)
Engine: Caterpillar 250 HP eco-electronic
Cruising Speed: Average 8-10 knots
Water: Water treatment plant with 7.0 cubic meter capacity
Sewage Waters: On-board sewage treatment plant
Radio Communication: VHF, UHF and satellite phone onboard
Launch Boats: 3 aluminum 12-passenger skiffs equipped with four-stroke low emission engines


SAFETY ONBOARD

•Life jackets are provided for passengers in all cabins including flares and signals.
•Fire extinguishing system with fire hoses on each deck supplied by a dedicated pressurized water pumping system.
•Fire extinguishers are available in engine room, dining room and on all decks.
•Emergency lights on each deck.
•Each skiff is provisioned with life jackets for all passengers.
•Three 12-passenger aluminum skiffs, each with guide and skipper. These can double occupancy in case of an emergency.
•Each skiff is provisioned with life jackets, flares, first-aid kit and radio communication with the main vessel.
•A crew member is assigned to keep watch around the clock, whether the vessel is sailing or docked. Guides and some crew members are first-aid trained.


Explore the twists and turns of the Amazon River on one of EcoAdventures' Amazon River Cruises
Explore the twists and turns of the Amazon River